Goulburn’s Big Fat Smile Community Preschool on Reynold Street has secured $10,459 in funding for outdoor education through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program.

Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward joined Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Big Fat Smile Executive Rob Thomas at the preschool to announce the funding.

Ms Goward said the State Government funds will provide much-needed upgrades to the preschool yard with renovations including the children’s sandpit area, making for a better learning environment through sensory experiences and play based learning activities.

“The CBP program is fantastic for the Goulburn electorate – the grassroots funding means Big Fat Smile can help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community in Goulburn,” Ms Goward said.

Ms Tuckerman said the NSW Government’s strong economic management ensures we are in a position to invest in these important local projects like Big Fat Smile.

“I congratulate the staff at Big Fat Smile and all of the organisations that were successful in their Community Building Partnership applications – I look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference to our community,” Ms Tuckerman said.

Mr Thomas thanked the NSW Government for providing the funding.

“The project will make a terrific difference to the Centre, we are constantly looking to improve the children’s learning environments in all weather, encouraging gross motor skills development in a safe environment”, Mr Thomas said.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded some 13,800 community projects since it commenced nearly a decade ago.

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit